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    Thinking of buying a F10 550i xDrive

    Hey,

    Thinking about buying one of these for a luxury comfort sedan. There's one available locally for a reasonable price with low'ish KM's and the options I think I want.

    Universal Garage Door Opener
    Ambient Lighting
    Rear Window Defogger
    Pwr windows -inc: anti-trap, comfort open/close
    Car/key memory
    Dual front illuminated sunvisor mirrors
    Interior lighting -inc: front foot wells, cargo area, front & rear reading lights
    BMW Assist -inc: 1-year Safety & Security subscription, Google MyInfo Send-To-Car
    Front centre armrest w/lockable climate-controlled storage
    Fineline anthracite interior trim
    Central pwr lock switch -inc: fuel-filler door, remote function
    Pre-wiring for SIRIUS satellite radio
    (3) rear headrests, w/outer positions adjustable
    Cupholders integrated in front centre console & rear armrest
    60/40 rear seat w/through loading system
    3-spoke heated leather sport steering wheel w/audio controls
    Voice control for audio, telephone, navigation
    Anthracite roof liner
    Navigation system -inc: BMW on-board HDD navigation, BMW TeleServices
    iDrive system -inc: 10.2 high-resolution display

    I currently do not own a car with a V8 in it, and I think the F10 550i would make a nice addition.

    Does the xDrive have open diffs front and rear, then uses traction control to put power to the wheels, or does it have a real LSD front and rear.

    Is it difficult to equip these with a remote starter?

    Does the audio system support BT Audio streaming?

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    Can't answer your questions, but my guess would no and yes.

    Great car, good motor, I'd personally love a 550i or X5 50i as a daily.
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    Yeah. I'm looking at it as a daily when I'm not hauling kids around.

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    I would guess open diffs all around. Regarding remote starter, yes, difficult due to BMW's electronics I haven't seen anyone do it on an F10.
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    I have a 13 550ix with Dinan stage II. Has 6000 miles on it and just past my first year with it.

    Great at car as a DD. Best 1/4 to date 12.5 @ 109. Very comfortable. BT music streaming.

    Mustang dyno 386/460. Get the IX as it's a great street car stop light to stop light with the awd.

    BT phone is very clear and easy to put customers / clients in and out of.
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    I have had my 550i Xdrive (CPO) for about a year now and love it. It is super fast, but I added a stage 2 Dinan tune anywayClick here to enlarge.
    The car is luxurious and has all the nice little toys you would expect. I can't say anything bad about this car.
    It has the N63TU engine, which does not suffer from all of the problems known to be on the original N63.

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    There is surprisingly little aftermarket support for the 550i, doesn't have quite the potential you would expect from a twin Turbo V8. Plus the F10 is a bit of a boat compared to the E60I had, and personally I thought it was too much in the direction of the 7 series in terms of size, dynamics, etc.

    But a low mileage sport model would be a great daily driver/family hauler.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LessIsMore Click here to enlarge
    There is surprisingly little aftermarket support for the 550i, doesn't have quite the potential you would expect from a twin Turbo V8. Plus the F10 is a bit of a boat compared to the E60I had, and personally I thought it was too much in the direction of the 7 series in terms of size, dynamics, etc.
    For whatever reason guys aren't swapping S63TU manifolds and turbos over. Probably tuning holding them back.

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    Better look for a G30, I have owned both and the G30 chassis is significant more complete. My 2 cents.
    Also it has the revised n63tu2 with some fundamental fixes.
    However life is full of limitations and that F10 m550i is a very great car.

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